Since 2008 we have:



supported532impact ventures

impacted the lives of 954,754 people

Our Vision:A world without poverty.

ygap is an International Development not-for-profit with an innovative approach to poverty alleviation.

We back impact entrepreneurs – or as we like to call them ‘local leaders’ – with solutions to local problems in some of the world’s toughest communities. We believe this is the most effective, sustainable means of tackling poverty because these local leaders understand the unique challenges of their communities.

Our role is to help refine and scale and support their solutions.

ygap's Polished Man Campaign

This October, we challenge all men, women and children to paint one nail to represent the one child that dies every five minutes as a result of violence. This painted nail will start conversations, conversations that inspire donations, donations that enable us to support trauma prevention and trauma recovery services in Australia and around the world.

These include our accelerator program supporting entrepreneurs who are running ventures that focus on ending violence against children. We also channel funds into some of the best trauma recovery organisations around the world, including the Australia Childhood Foundation, Survivors and Mates Support Network (SAMSN), Hagar Australia and the New York Centre for Children.

Because it shouldn’t hurt to be a child, and we all have the power to change this.

yher Appeal

The yher appeal is critical to support and lift those experiencing disadvantage with long term sustainable solutions – it will help make a reality of ygap’s vision to secure funding to roll out our yher program across Africa, South Asia and the Pacific Islands, which seeks to empower emerging female leaders.

We know that female-led ventures generate deep social impact.
We know that female-led ventures are proven to be profitable, sustainable and scalable.

Yet even today, female-led ventures are not considered to be a serious investment and last year, attracted less than 2.2% of the $85bn venture capital funding available. This number is even smaller for social impact ventures founded by women.


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We’re always looking for people to become part of our community. If you’re a local entrepreneur or looking to help support our local leaders we’d love to hear from you.